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Concentric Launches Remote Dial-up Service

Concentric Network Corp. Wednesday kicked off the first phase of a global remote dial access solution that can connect users to a local area network, a virtual private network or to the Net.

Concentric CorporateDial provides real-time management tools for maintaining a dial network.

The basic dial service includes: a secure Web-based management tool allowing layers of administrative control; IP filtering, the ability to block users from accessing certain defined IP addresses, or to allow only certain IP addresses to be accessed; toll-free 800 dial access for customers outside of Concentric's dial network area; an automatic local access number finder for remote users; as well as GRIC Global Roaming, which enables Internet access in over 80 countries.

The basic dial service can be complemented with one or more components of Premium CorporateDial, which will be launched in multiple phases starting in fourth quarter 2000. Premium Dial will allow organizations to match access requirements with existing network resources, enabling them to modify the service as needs change.

"Instead of simply repackaging a consumer dial product, Concentric tailored CorporateDial to fit the differing access requirements of today's enterprises," said Mark Fisher, senior vice president of marketing for Concentric Network.

"CorporateDial is an industrial strength, secure access vehicle incorporating a customized bundle of components, combining ease of use with flexibility, to make it an ideal, remote access solution for large enterprises."